Author Archives: Syd

Our Gear for XC Mountain Bike Racing

In this post, we’ll go over all the gear for XC mountain bike racing that you could possibly need…bike, clothing, equipment, etc. Let’s get started. THE BIKE: The typical XC race bike is a hardtail or a small travel (90 – 110mm in the rear) full-suspension bike, like the one pictured below. These days, almost […]

Listen Money Matters Podcast: How to Live in A Van (And Do What You Love)

Two weeks ago, we got on the Listen Money Matters podcast and spilled the beans on how we make money, how much we make, and how we save money despite traveling all over to race our bikes. And how we’ve started a sponsorship course to share some of our secrets and help other mountain bikers […]

Real Talk: How to Be A Credit Card Ninja

Our top tips for using credits cards intelligently — and not going into debt! 1. Learn to think of credit card purchases as REAL purchases — just because it’s plastic doesn’t mean it’s not real money. The more you can cultivate this mindset, the less issues you will have with spending money you don’t have. […]

How We Afford to Travel

This is a question we get a lot and there really is no easy answer — but we’ll give it a go! Watch the video above if you want to listen to us ramble on about this topic. Or you can read the more concise version below. After some discussion, we boiled it down to […]

Our Van Life Philosophy

This is not a blog about how glamorous living in a van can be, although it has its moments. To us, van life is a means to an end — it’s the key to living the life we want to, not a Pinterest project money suck. In an internet world full of hipster (and disturbingly […]

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